Want small portions when eating out? Try tapas.

Eating out at restaurants is a bit challenging for me — most times the portions are way too big. This past weekend I rediscovered tapas. I love that you can try different dishes without facing a mound of food.

I came across a gem on the Danforth called Embrujo Flamenco. The restaurant had a cozy ambience (perfect for our anniversary dinner) punctuated with brief performances by a flamenco dancer.

I wouldn’t normally think to order a salad as part of a tapas meal, but the ensalada embrujo was a treat — crisp mixed baby lettuce, roasted red peppers and oranges with the unexpected burst of green olives all tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette. Mild queso manchego cheese was stuffed in a roasted red pepper drizzled with balsamic vinegar  — a delightful sweet and tangy combination. The grilled angus sirloin was done right (medium-rare) making it tender served in a light mustard sauce.

I have to admit I was full by the third dish but managed to try the fiery garlic shrimps and blue marlin ceviche (fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices).

¡Olé tapas!

– Zannat


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